Leicester City's Ranieri: We're enjoying our football because we're not worried about relegation

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Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has revealed he isn't worried about his side surrendering the Premier League title following their 2-2 draw with West Ham on Sunday.

The result means that second-placed Tottenham Hotspur can reduce the gap at the top to five points if they manage victory over Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Monday night.

However, the Foxes boss insists they are merely enjoying their football given their initial target was to avoid relegation.


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He said, according to the Independent: "We are never worried. We were worried at the beginning of the season to achieve 40 points.

"Now we enjoy, I never speak with my players about the gap, blah, blah, blah."

The league leaders were firmly in control at 1-0 against the Hammers until a second-half red card for Jamie Vardy turned the game on its head, West Ham scoring twice before Leonardo Ulloa scored a stoppage-time equaliser from the penalty spot.

"Everything is in our hands," Ranieri continued. "If we fight and win it's okay. If the other team, it could be Tottenham or Arsenal, is better than us and wins the title, well done."

Vardy's red card could hold further ramifications following his foul-mouthed reaction to being dismissed by referee Jon Moss.

Ranieri, though, believes his striker's second yellow card for diving was unfair.

"He [Vardy] never dives. He's always good. He's very fast and at this speed if you touch even a little, then [you may go down]."

Leicester next face Swansea City at the King Power Stadium and will be forced to start with Ulloa in Vardy's absence, the Argentine managing just four league goals all season in 26 appearances.

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